books reviews

Margo Howard takes up New Republic’s anti-Amazon banner, disses Vine club for daring to review her

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

Author entitlement is a wonderful thing. Just by putting pen to paper, you can be forgiven for child abuse. Stalking. Abusing your readers. Grumpy-catting when you can’t get the recognition and validation you paid for. Especially in your own mind. Apparently it’s all part of that [...]

Morning Roundup: Are Books Obsolete?

By libertyc
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews (Indie Reader) With few exceptions, major news publications do not review indie books, even though more than 235,000 titles were self-published as of 2011. This lack of coverage in traditional media outlets, however, has not stopped indies from their rise. [...]

Calling All Young Adult Publishers!

By Lynn Rosen
May 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Alexander Christou. Xander, as he likes to be called, is eleven years old and one of the smartest kids I know. He’s a passionate reader, a great soccer player, speaks Greek (his father is from Greece), and is a more engaging, interesting [...]

How I nearly became a sock puppet

By libertyc
March 15, 2013 // 2 Comments

I always keep an eye out for freelance work. I enjoy writing, and sometimes I like to get paid extra for it. I recently saw an ad on Craigslist for a book reviewer. It wasn’t a lot of money, but it was better than nothing for something I enjoy doing anyway. I like reading, and writing reviews [...]

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